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When is the first day of fall 2013? As I sat down at Starbucks in South Tampa to write this, I thought today, September 3, was the day. This is partially because of the aroma in the air as Starbucks is selling their ever popular Pumpkin Spice Latte (by request only) and also because a Facebook friend posted a pic of him and his daughter at home splashing around in their pool with the caption: “Enjoying the last day of summer.” While there is something to the tradition of not wearing white after Labor Day, summer lasts until September 22 this year. So we may be a little early with a post on fall cleaning, but then again it’s never too early to plan your next organizational project.
We thought we’d share several DIY kitchen organization and storage ideas with you that will make your life a little easier. Despite how big your kitchen is or how many cabinets you have, it seems like there is never enough room for everything you need to store. Well, here are a handful projects that are so easy that you can do several in a weekend and have your kitchen perfectly clutter-free in no time.
1. Organize your pantry with smartly labeled baskets.
Use baskets and other containers to keep supplies neat and tidy. All you need to transform your pantry are a few inexpensive baskets and a labeling system to label what goes in which basket. These baskets are great for snacks, baking goods, or whatever. If you have the room you might even get stackable baskets to maximize the space.
Via: Design Dining and Diapers – New Pantry Organization
2. Create a kitchen command center to declutter and keep track of your life.
You can make your own kitchen command center like this one with just a few boards and other supplies. This will help you save space and time by organizing your mail, bills, and coupons as well as containing your calendar of household events.
Via: Clean and Scentsible – Updated Kitchen Command Center
3. Use closet racks as cabinet organizers.
Personally this is one of my favorite ideas that I want to implement right away. If you install the wire racks at an angle, your canned food rolls toward the front. I know some may argue it’s a waste of space but I hate not being able to find what I’m looking for quickly. You can also use T-molding on the bottom of your upper cabinets to make a great place to keep stemware glasses.
Via: Family Handyman – Kitchen Storage Solutions: Pantry Storage Tips & Cabinet Organization Tips
4. Build kitchen sink storage trays.
Rollouts are great for keeping things organized and making it easier to get to the items that you need. All you need for a tidy, organized storage of your cleaning supplies is a free afternoon and about $80 worth of supplies. You can also do this in the bathroom to keep those essentials neat and within reach.
Via: Family Handyman – How to Build Kitchen Sink Storage Trays
5. Divide and conquer your junk drawer.
Instead of throwing out old cereal boxes, use them to keep your kitchen or desk drawers organized. You just cut them to whatever size you need and then you can cover them with wrapping paper to make them look like store-bought organizers.
Via: The stony brook house – Messy Desk Dilemma
So these are just a few ideas that we hope you find helpful. What are some things you have done or would like to do to become more organized, particularly in the kitchen? Please comment below or go to our Facebook page to share your tips and ideas.